puffers & vics




Builder Larne Shipbuilding
Official Nr 124701
Yard Nr
Launched 1906
Length 66.6 ft
Beam 18.4 ft
Gross 95 tons
Nett 37 tons
Engine 2 Cyl Steam Compound

Built for and operated by Wm Anderson of St Monance in Fife, to whom she was registered at Methil until 1930 when she passed into the ownership of Warnock Bros Ltd. of Paisley. She remained registered at Methil unitl the last entry for her that I can trace, in 1940.

Apart from the incident described below, nothing much is known about the Faithful except that as Warnock's were predominantly involved in the sand dredging business it is fair to asume that she was also engaged in this role.

It was certainly sand that she was reported to have been carrying when in the late 1940's, as pictured below, she had the dubious honour of grounding on the raised riverbed above the Glasgow subway tunnel under the River Clyde near Jamaica Bridge. This incident was later immortalised in the 1954 film "The Maggie" when its heroine did exactly the same thing.


Photograph of unknown provenance.